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Why do companies search for the most qualified and experienced candidates? It is because they know that employees are the key to a successful business. While business owners often take on important tasks, make difficult decisions, and ultimately sign the paychecks, it is employees who truly maintain a company on a day-to-day basis.

 

Why Employees are Essential to Growth

As a business owner, you may feel the need to do everything yourself to ensure that it is done correctly. At the end of the day, however, taking on every task alone will be overwhelming, time-consuming, and maybe even straight up impossible. If you ever plan on expanding, taking on more clients, or becoming a well-known brand, you will eventually need to delegate tasks to employees.

 

Many companies, such as Apple, may have started out small, but as their products gained popularity, it became increasingly necessary to hire help. Without the dedication of these employees, Apple may not have reached the global success that it enjoys today. So, unless you want to remain like the Apple of 1976 (three friends in a garage), you may need to take on some employees (of which Apple currently has about 80,000). Read More Why Your Employees are the Key To Your Growth

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reasons small businesses fail

 

It can be hard to get an accurate temperature of the small business climate. Some experts will tell you that small businesses are doing quite well; while others will say small business owners are struggling. The inconsistencies of information being put out will make a person wonder if it is worth it at all to become a business owner.

There are arguments about the tax code being too hard on small businesses.

There are arguments about the economy being too slow for small businesses.

There are arguments about small businesses having a lack of resources and support.

While these arguments may be valid, they are not the end and be all that determines a business’s ability to perform within the marketplace. The ultimate determining factor that leads to a business’s success is the business owners ability to develop the strategic process which will produce successful results.

I say this because I have encountered many business owners who do not understand how to develop a profitable business. For one reason or another, they have missteps within their business operations which cause their business to lack sustainability. As these missteps go unchecked, they continually erode overtime, leading to a business which can’t avoid failure. Read More 4 Reasons Small Businesses Fail

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Feedback is the breakfast of champions - feedback
As an entrepreneur or a team leader, the amount of decisions you make is enormous. From who to hire, to which are the most important e-mails to answer right away; each decision carries a great weight on you company. It makes sense to maximize your chances to make the right one.
Mark Zuckerberg wears the same clothes every day so he can limit the time he spends making “frivolous” decisions so he can concentrate on real work. Both Steve Jobs and President Obama have a similar view on everyday decisions, and that makes sense. When you run a big company (or a country), you want to focus all your time on decisions that matter. Read More Make Decisions Like a Great Leader (Guest Post)

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community involvement
My business’s success depends on community involvement? Really? I am in business to get paid and provide for myself and my family. Where does a community play a role in any of that? If you think like this, change your mindset immediately because you are doing yourself a disservice. Read More Business Success Depends on Community Involvement

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superbowl

The Super Bowl is undoubtedly the biggest sporting event in American sports. Athletes dream of one day competing in and winning the Super Bowl, cities rejoice at the opportunity to host the Super Bowl and companies spend big money to be promoted during the Super Bowl. Besides being an exhibition of the 2 best teams in the National Football League, it is a huge money generator. The Super Bowl is an event were the best of the best want to participate within and around it and have the opportunity to be associated with the brand. Besides money though the Super Bowl is about football right? So, what does it take for a person/ team to become of Super Bowl caliber? Read More Are You Super Bowl Caliber?

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potential
Nearly all of us say that we want to be the best that we can be and achieve great things. In reality though, the majority of us rarely do so. It is said that you can do whatever you want to do as long as you put your mind to it; the problem is that such a statement seems like wishful thinking when most try to apply the notion. Just as it is said we all have the potential to be great but can that opinion be truthful for all of us? Read More Are You Living Up to Your Potential?

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